Director, Facilities Management

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San Diego International Airport was built on the vision that every team member has a stake in bringing our “Good Feelings, Nonstop” brand to life for every passenger and fellow employee. Here at the Airport Authority, we love San Diego as much as we love flying, and we see our airport as an extension of the always friendly and sunny city we call home. If you are looking for a team that values each other, does great work, and most importantly, has a lot of fun along the way, we invite you to apply today.

Our Facilities Management Department is sourcing for an individual with demonstrated leadership, communication and strategic skills as the Director, Facilities Management. The selected individual is a strategic partner on facilities maintenance programs, provides leadership and overall oversight for all functions and activities of the Facilities Management Department in a union environment, including trade services, plant operations, and other facilities management support services.

Not limited to the following, the ideal candidate:

  1. Directs and coaches for performance and mentors team members; estab­lishes performance requirements and clarifies priorities; adapts objectives and work methods to achieve results; generates workable solutions to situations and influences productivity; continuously motivates personal and professional development; influences effective work outcomes, celebrates accomplishments; takes corrective actions to mitigate performance gaps; fosters a non-intrusive and inclusive work environment and stimulates shared objectives; models culturally competent behavior, establishes and models behavioral norms.
  2. Formulates and oversees business strategies and integrates operational objectives into work plans, including facilities infrastructure, vehicle fleet management programs, utilities sustainability plans and activities of building systems plant; guides on life cycle of facilities assets, new and emerging industry technology and equipment.
  3. Determines work priorities and provides day-to-day leadership to a matrix team of skilled, semi-skilled, administrative support teams and others delivering facilities operational solutions; directs minor construction projects and contract services relationships; determines performance metrics and confirms the compliance of work with organizational initiatives and regulatory requirements.
  4. Cultivates productive and proactive working relationships across the organization; collaborates with stakeholders to define and influence outcomes cross-functionally; forges strategic partnerships with internal and external constituencies; oversees facilities assessments, project progress and accountability; serves as expert resource on matters related to facilities management; interprets regulations and programs involving utilities, facilities and equipment standardization.
  5. Develops internal and external capabilities and upgrades efficiencies; fosters a collaborative culture and facilitates change; identifies alternative solutions to challenging situations; connects sustainable and industry best practices and/or innovations to work patterns; identifies and leverages opportunities to ensure continuous improvement and streamlines processes.
  6. Prepares operating budgets; establishes productivity targets and controls expenditures; safeguards resources and methods to mitigate costs; champions commitment to customer service; presents project, recommendations and data; promotes safe work practices and behaviors; completes other assignments as directed.


  1. Leadership – Exercising proactive personnel management, including but not limited to proactive workforce planning, training and development and strategic goal setting that align with and support organizational strategies and objectives; working effectively at all management levels including the Executive Leadership to proactively identify opportunities to increase efficiencies and Implement action plans to attain and maintain achieved efficiencies; demonstrating sound executive level judgement and ability to generate new and/or revised solutions to complex issues.
  2. Problem Solving & Analysis – Evaluating and conducting research and analysis to key business requests and delivering effective recommendations; providing defensible and informed decision-making in-depth quantitative, qualitative and scenario-based analysis in alignment with organizational objectives; formulating data driven conclusions, methodologies and procedures; leveraging opportunities to generate sustainable and best-in-industry solutions.
  3. Communication – Working enthusiastically and effectively to interact with internal and external stakeholders and convey key organizational messages appropriately; maintaining cooperative and tactful relationships with appointed and elected officials at all levels of government; employing active listening and welcoming feedback amenably; encouraging varying input and diverse perspectives; creating executive-ready presentations that successfully communicate complex analyses logically and clearly; coaching to align performance with organizational mission, values and initiatives.
  4. Integrity – Embracing core organizational values in decision-making and actions; engendering transparency in responding to uncertain or challenging situations; negotiating and resolving conflicts to minimize impacts.
  5. Change Agent – Advancing appropriate and sensible initiatives; creating a sense of accomplishments and fostering a cross-functional work model; collaborating across the organization to remove obstacles while implementing changes.
  6. Fiscal Accountability – Prudently preparing financial projections and managing budgets; tracking, controlling and safeguarding assets.

Education & Requirements:

  1. BA degree in engineering, industrial technology, construction, public or business administration or related field.
  2. Eight years of facilities and plant operations management experience of which at least five years were within an airport or similarly complex setting in a management capacity.
  3. Direct experience in at least two of the following preferred: airport administration, facilities strategic planning, maintenance and utility management and relevant FAR part 139 & 77 compliance.
  4. Or equivalent combination of training and experience.

The starting reward is $131,212.

Full pay range is $106,030-$145,791-$185,553.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, SDCRAA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement:

As a condition of employment, the selected candidate must provide proof of fully- vaccinated COVID-19 vaccination status prior to their first day of employment unless a medical or religious accommodation is approved by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s Talent, Culture & Capability Department.





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